shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God most high, to God, Who fulfills His purpose for me.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah God sends His love and His faithfulness.
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our joy. God has given us a promise that He will see His purpose for us to completion.
Isaiah 29:11 tells us that He knows the plans He has for us. We know that throughout His word He has proven His faithfulness.
Even when we are in the valley or on the path to the valley or when we are climbing to the mountain tops, He is on the path with us. He is guiding us and protecting us
from unseen dangers.
When I was younger, (much younger), I was responsible for the care of the chickens. We had a mother hen that raised many broods of chicks. I watched as she would protect her young from the dangers that surrounded them. She would spread her wings and gather her little ones under those
wings. Whether it was cold or hot or rain or hard winds, the chicks knew where to find their protective covering. They would run to her and trusted her to always be there for
In the same way, Jesus is our protector and guide. Jesus said on His entry into Jerusalem that He would gather the people
under His wings but they would not let Him. He is still spreading His wings over us and offering to be a sanctuary for us. Run to Him. He is the stronghold in our days of trouble. He doesn't always take us out of tribulation, but He always holds us close in His love through the tough times.
1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me.
3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; "Selah" God sends his love and his faithfulness.
4 I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
6 They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves. "Selah"
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;let your glory be over all the earth.